Sometimes the power of great compassion is needed to break the iron grip of our clinging to what is thought to be a solid, real, substantial self, ego, or soul. The archetype icon is none other than a representation of the archetypal force that comes from within oneself and is harnessed to overcome that ego. Even though one may recognize the ego to be a false, unreal construction, one is nevertheless primordially deeply loathe relinquishing the idea of its existence supporting us. So Mahakala, the archetype and protector, can be of essential help, like a fearsome warrior ally, if one chooses to wage war with one's ego and negative aspects in the process of opening up the Buddha nature, which is the non-ego, non-self, non-soul, pure and omniscient "clear light" nature of all beings. The wrathful form of Mahakala is compassion personified and expressed as power that can be harnessed and turned against the incredibly wily, stubborn, subtle, and stealthy enemy–the self-inflicted ego.We follow Buddhist text and iconography detail to make sure it presents all the right attributes for your meditation practice.
Size: 10"/25 cm (width) x 13"/33 cm (height)
Materials: Cotton Canvas, Poster Colors, Acrylic, Genuine 24K Gold
THIS THANGKA IS HAND-PAINTED IN THE VERY TRADITIONAL TRADITIONAL NAKTHANG, AND ITS QUALITY IS HIGH. It is painted at Enlightenment Studio, which is located near the Boudha Stupa. This inspiring thangka would be a great gift for a Buddhist practitioner like you!